Data Center Industry Links for June 8th

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Here’s our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for June 8th:

  • C7 Data Centers and AtTask Sign Multi-Year Colocation Agreement: C7 Data Centers, Inc. (C7), a national provider of colocation, disaster recovery and virtualization solutions, announced today that AtTask, Inc. has completed migration of their production site to a C7 Data Centers SAS 70 Type II facility. Press release.
  • Dr. Bob Sullivan on the future of data center cooling: – Sullivan: “The thing that infuriates me is tRackspace Hostign (RAX)o see computer rooms that have been designed in the last three to five years that still have a legacy layout. Give me a break.” A Q-and-A from SearchDataCenter.com.
  • Hope is not engineering – Gartner’s Lydia Leong at CloudPundit: “My enterprise clients frequently want to know why fill-in-the-blank-cloud-IaaS only has a 99.95% SLA.A service provider might be willing to offer you a higher SLA. It’s going to cost you, because once you get past a certain point, mathematically improving your reliability starts to get really, really expensive.”
  • Rackspace Strikes Strategic Distribution Deal with Ingram Micro – Rackspace Hosting has signed a distribution agreement with one of the largest technology distributors, Ingram Micro, bringing managed hosting and cloud computing offerings to its growing base of North American channel partners. From The WHIR.
  • Transatlantic Pricing Stable, Transpacific Pricing – Not So Much – According to Telegeography, prices have been amazingly stable on the New York to London route, with the cost of a 10Gbps wavelength falling just 3% over the past year. In the Pacific, however, prices have been pressured over the past year. From Telecom Ramblings.
  • Conformity Adds $3 Million in Venture Funding – Conformity, creators of a suite of on-demand solutions to enable organizations to centrally manage users of SaaS and cloud applications, this morning announced it has secured an additional $3 million in Series A financing led by Guggenheim Venture Partners. From TechCrunch.
  • Australian Securities Exchange picks Equinix for Hosting Solution – The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), operator of the Australian futures market has deployed its new hosting solution within the Equinix Chicago (CH1) International Business Exchange data center.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.